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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Spinach, Sprouts, Peanuts, Lettuce!


Good afternoon!
At this Friday’s pick-up, we anticipate having more cheeses from White River Creamery! Plan to come early for the best selection.

Would you like to help one of our Growers to expand their operation? Most of you know the fine health care products Tammy Sue brings to market every week. Please take a look at the following link to her kickstarter campaign to learn more: http://kck.st/2lQCqFa

Take a look at the OUR GROWERS tab to learn more about any of our fine Growers at CLG. Enjoy!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

Check out over 550 wonderful items listed right now. See you on Friday!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

www.conway.locallygrown.net

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!
Have a great week!
Steve

ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION. When you are done shopping, just hit the “proceed to checkout” button in your cart. You will then see the option to “Pay Now” with credit card near the bottom. Just follow the prompts to add your card. Be sure to read the screen until you see “Thank you for your order” on the top. If you need help, please call 339-7958. A 3% online payment convenience fee will be added when your card is charged.
How to contact us:
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…
Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039
Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Stone Timber Brush Market:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Sunday February 19, 2017 05:10 AM. It should be open for business soon!

Manchester Locally Grown:  Market News: Hopefully this copy has pictures!


Manchester Locally Grown Farmers’ Market

Good morning!

The market is open as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm. Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”




FARM NEWS OF THE WEEK

Flying S Farm has added Delicious Bran Muffins to our baked goods selections.


From Amy Rae of Solace Farm:
Homemade pasta is back! I’ve listed some of the classic Fettuccine, and I’ve added Elbow macaroni. Tri-color elbow and fettuccine – with kale and pumpkin – are coming soon! All my pasta is made with half whole wheat flour, half white flour, and our own duck eggs – the colored pastas have our own Solace Farm kale or winter squashes, dried and powdered. If you haven’t had homemade egg pasta, you really should treat yourself – it’s a different thing altogether than the store-bought flour-and-water stuff.



Also, we are still clearing our freezers for the next installment of grass-fed Scottish Highland beef, coming this next week, so this week we are having a special on cubed steaks, $2 off each package. The classic recipe for these tenderized cuts is chicken-fried steak, but they’re also great for Swiss steak, cheese steak sandwiches, and a number of recipes for braising or crockpot cooking.





Garlic-Basil Jelly; Elbow Macaroni.




Debbie Wittig of Knottynuffacres is back from her trip and has turned her market products back on. Welcome back, Debbie!</p


Linda from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this message:
With really warm weather (is it really still mid-February?) moving in this week, the daffodils may not last much longer. Normally they bloom for three weeks, but this year, we may only get two. If you’d like a bouquet, I suggest you order it this week.



Wayne Diller has added several dozen pullet eggs to the market.



From Molly Cornelison of Kountry Vittles Baked Goods:
Everyone seems to be in the mood for a nice refreshing bite of spring so I have added my Fresh Strawberry Pie and my Ultimate Strawberry Cake to the market. My kitchen was busy this past week as I filled over a dozen orders of these highly popular scrumptious deserts. As if the pictures aren’t mouth watering enough you just wait till you get a bite of one of these. Delicious!

Ultimate Strawberry Cake, Fresh Strawberry Pie.

IMPORTANT ORDERING AND PICKUP INFORMATION

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at our tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., Manchester. We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

Thanks so much for your support of Manchester Locally Grown Market, and your friends and neighbors who have grown and produced these items. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Blessings,
Linda
Here is the complete list for this week.

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!


Manchester Locally Grown Farmers’ Market

Good morning!

The market is open as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm. Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”




FARM NEWS OF THE WEEK

Flying S Farm has added Delicious Bran Muffins to our baked goods selections.


From Amy Rae of Solace Farm:
Homemade pasta is back! I’ve listed some of the classic Fettuccine, and I’ve added Elbow macaroni. Tri-color elbow and fettuccine – with kale and pumpkin – are coming soon! All my pasta is made with half whole wheat flour, half white flour, and our own duck eggs – the colored pastas have our own Solace Farm kale or winter squashes, dried and powdered. If you haven’t had homemade egg pasta, you really should treat yourself – it’s a different thing altogether than the store-bought flour-and-water stuff.

Also, we are still clearing our freezers for the next installment of grass-fed Scottish Highland beef, coming this next week, so this week we are having a special on cubed steaks, $2 off each package. The classic recipe for these tenderized cuts is chicken-fried steak, but they’re also great for Swiss steak, cheese steak sandwiches, and a number of recipes for braising or crockpot cooking.

Garlic-Basil Jelly; Elbow Macaroni.




Debbie Wittig of Knottynuffacres is back from her trip and has turned her market products back on. Welcome back, Debbie!</p


Linda from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this message:
With really warm weather (is it really still mid-February?) moving in this week, the daffodils may not last much longer. Normally they bloom for three weeks, but this year, we may only get two. If you’d like a bouquet, I suggest you order it this week.



Wayne Diller has added several dozen pullet eggs to the market.



From Molly Cornelison of Kountry Vittles Baked Goods:
Everyone seems to be in the mood for a nice refreshing bite of spring so I have added my Fresh Strawberry Pie and my Ultimate Strawberry Cake to the market. My kitchen was busy this past week as I filled over a dozen orders of these highly popular scrumptious deserts. As if the pictures aren’t mouth watering enough you just wait till you get a bite of one of these. Delicious!

Ultimate Strawberry Cake, Fresh Strawberry Pie.

IMPORTANT ORDERING AND PICKUP INFORMATION

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at our tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., Manchester. We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

Thanks so much for your support of Manchester Locally Grown Market, and your friends and neighbors who have grown and produced these items. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Blessings,
Linda
Here is the complete list for this week.

Dothan,Alabama:  VIP Market Newsletter Feb. 18, 2017


This Week’s Newsletter:
Vendor Spotlight: Richter Farms
Schedule
Special Announcements
The Intersection of Fresh and Year Round
This Week’s Grower Notes

Vendor Spotlight: Ricther Farms

We live on almost 30 acres of pasture and oak/pine woods. Neither of us come from a farm background but love having fresh produce, free range eggs and clean meat. Knowing we wanted to garden sustainability and raise our livestock we have done lots of research and asking questions. Having gardened for years we extended our farm by adding livestock.


Our Heritage Red Wattle hogs freely roam grassy fields and pine and oak woods feasting on green grass and acorns. We supplement NON GMO balanced swine feed. Hogs require a varied diet and to make the best pork they benefit from more protein than they get from pasture alone. To make sure they thrive, our hogs get NON GMO swine feed, spent brewer’s grains, soaked corn and organic kelp for minerals and probiotics. We never use GMO grain, antibiotics, hormones or soy products. So, what’s the big deal about GMOs? Aren’t they just like we’ve been breeding for better genetics all along, except with modern technology? Aren’t they going to help us feed the world, and with less pesticide use? Well, the companies profiting from the patents would certainly have us believe that :) One of many examples of the problem is GMO corn and wheat normally are bred to allow more, not less, of the toxic chemical herbicide Roundup. The added chemicals get uptaked into the grains and add more cancer causing chemicals to livestock, not less. We and many of our customers would rather be safe now instead of waiting years for the long term effects to become common knowledge. But, our pork just tastes fantastic anyway, so give it a try if you haven’t already.

Our hogs are gentle and love back scratches and belly rubs! They share the fields and woods with Nubian Goats and are protected by Livestock Guardian Dogs. We feel our meat is some of the finest pork you can find local and sustainable. Our mixed flock of chickens enjoy some of the same benifits as our hogs as we feed them NON GMO non medicated feed, no soy and they free range the woods, fields and yard during the day and sleep in locked coops at night safe from predators. Nothing like waking up to hearty crowing and collecting brown, olive, blue and chocolate colored eggs!





Schedule

Late Winter Market Schedule
Order Online February 18 – February 21 for Pickup on Friday, February 24
Order Online February 25 – February 28 for Pickup on Friday, March 3


Order Online March 4 – March 7 for Pickup on Friday, March 10
Order Online March 11 – March 14 for Pickup on Friday, March 17
Order Online March 18 – March 21 for Pickup on Friday, March 24
Order Online March 25 – March 28 for Pickup on Friday, March 31




Special Announcements

WE’RE MOVING!!!

It’s Official! Dothan pickups will take place from our new location next Friday. We are going back to our “roots” on the other side of the property and will be in the Shed with a real roof, and electricity and everything! Thank you JD and staff for all your hard work to make this possible.

Daleville pickups will continue to be on the corner of Daleville Avenue and Hwy 134, diagonal from Bojangles.

Strawberries

IF the weather cooperates the Market will have a limited quantity of fresh strawberries available next Friday. They are not available for pre-order on the website but will be available in the (above mentioned) pickup location. Both Sandy Valley and Horton’s Farm have berries almost ready to pick.




The Intersection of Fresh and Year Round

In talking with people I’ve come to realize that our modern food system has created a disconnect between people and the living systems that sustain them. Baby boomers like myself grew up being able to find most anything in the grocery store, and in recent years thanks to improved food transportation systems, many foods that are impossible to obtain locally.

Our part of the US is blessed to be able to grow pretty much year round, but that does not mean that every food product is available year round. A few things, like Danny’s greens, can be produced through all seasons with lots of tLC, but most are seasonal, meaning they are only available a few weeks of the year. This is especially true of fruits and berries. Many vegetables can be grown during several seasons, but because each food item needs x number of days to produce, a farmer would need to be planting them weekly in order to provide a continual supply.

This is the reason the selection and quantities at Market at Dothan vary from week to week. We are thankful for all of our wonderful farmers and their hard work to bring you the FRESHEST LOCAL SUSTAINABLE food YEAR ROUND.




This Week’s Grower Notes

We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

AVALON FARMS Spring cabbage, Tuscano/Dino kale and kohlrabi transplants went out. So stoked that my new homemade grow table is working well. The tomatoes, eggplants and peppers are still in there keeping warm. Flung thousands of pounds of peanut shells (it seemed like that much anyway) mulching the asparagus rows. They’ll be popping up soon.

Planning. Planning. Planning. Who knew there was so much math in farming? :-) My goal is to grow intensively with succession plantings of veg intermixed with cover crops to enrich the soil. If done right, there will be no need for added nutrients. Probably won’t make that goal this year. One step at a time.

HORTON’S FARM The bees are a buzzin!’ We’re watching them bring in dandelion, red bud and red maple, along with mustard and henbit pollen these days. Our Local Wildflower honey is available in several sizes.

Henbit Pollen looks like a drop of blood on the honeybee’s pollen baskets. Early pollen sources like this provides valuable protein for the accelerated brood production that precedes spring honey flow. Another reason to respect our “weeds”. (Photo by Ros)

Danny sends word to “stay tuned” as his spring garden is coming up. Lots more will be listed in the weeks ahead. Salad Greens are available this week.

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville: Corner of Daleville Avenue and Hwy 134

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Duette, FL:  Available This Week


Dear Customers,
Thank you for your support every week! New this week is orange and green lunch box peppers. Lunchbox peppers are smaller than regular bell peppers. The mix of orange and green makes a beautiful fajita. If you add a red pepper to the mix it is lovely, indeed.

Please place your orders.
Thank you,
David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown Market

Naples,FL:  MARKET CLOSES TONIGHT @ 11.00


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Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!


The market is open!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open.


The Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering at spacity.locallygrown.net. Please place your orders before Tuesday at 9 pm, and plan to pick up your order on Friday the 24th between 3-4:30 pm.

Please also sign up to volunteer to man a market at the Volunteer Spot button at the top of the market page. Volunteering is fun, you get your membership extended by 2 months, and a $5 gift card.

Karen Holcomb
Market Manager
501-760-3131
ksholcomb@gmail.com

Heritage Farm :  This Week From The Farm....Store is open


Dear Friends,

Thank you all for your outpouring of support, advice, orders and encouraging words from last weeks e-mail. One of the resounding messages was that you wanted to hear from us more about whats happening on the farm and that we should be more diligent on our marketing, outreach and food related news. We will endeavor to answer that call! It may not be every week but we will begin to use this newsletter as a way to keep you more informed.

This week we started propagating all of our spring transplants and will begin direct sowing seeds next week for the early spring garden. We also moved our ducklings out from the brooder area to the pasture so you should be seeing duck back on the menu in about 6 weeks! Make sure and check out the facebook page Here to see current photos and tidbits……more to come soon.

Have a delicious week!!

Sincerely,
Greg, Lainya and the Hutchins Family

p.s..If you have a suggestion, compliment, complaint or anything you feel we need to hear please contact us h4=. theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

This week from the farm:

Don’t miss the beef filet special pricing….Only one more week!!

CSA and Farm share order here>>> CSA’s and Farm Shares

Specials
ORDER THEM HERE>>>>> Specials

Important Dates!!!!

Spring/Summer 2017 CSA Starts April 2017
February Winter Meat CSA delivers Saturday 02/25 and Wednesday 03/01
Peachtree City Farmers Market opens for us on March 1st 2017
Peachtree Road Farmers Market opens April 1st
Sandy Springs Farmers Market opens April 15th

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com